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EndNote: A Reference Management System


Apple will be releasing macOS 10.15 Catalina this fall. Apple has made the decision to drop all 32-bit application support with this release, which will impact EndNote. 

EndNote X9 for macOS will be extensively updated for compatibility prior to the launch of Catalina. If you already have EndNote X9, please install all updates as they become available to avoid interruption in your workflow.

If you are running EndNote X8 or earlier, we recommend upgrading to EndNote X9 as based on early information from Apple, your current version will not work with macOS Catalina. Alternately, you may keep working on your current macOS version.

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What is EndNote?

EndNote is a software program that helps you store and manage bibliographic references for your research projects and papers. It can format references and automatically create bibliographies in your research papers using a variety of styles, such as APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, IEEE, and many more.

EndNote Online is a companion product to the desktop version of EndNote. It has many of the same features as EndNote desktop (such as the ability to save references, import references from databases, automatically insert footnotes and create bibliographies for research papers, etc.), but it also allows you to access your reference libraries over the Internet at any time, and from any computer anywhere. In addition, you can create groups of references that you can share with colleagues or collaborators anywhere in the world. References and pdf copies of articles saved in either EndNote desktop or EndNote Online can be automatically transferred from one product to the other.

Where to Get Help

EndNote isn't hard to use with some practice, but here are some of the many help guides available by EndNote:

EndNote Support & Services

   Tech Support (1-800-336-4474)

    M-F   8 am–7 pm Central Time       

Don't forget updates!

A common way to correct a problem with importing or exporting citations is simply to update the connection file, import filter or output style. Program updates can also solve problems.

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